April 01, 2019
What is the Folicule Dilution Scale?
Preparing Your Work Station
Make sure you have all of the appropriate tools before mixing your ink. Please find the checklist below:
- Folicule Ink
- Medical cups
- Distilled water
Preparing Your Pigment
Distilled water is mixed with pigment using a ratio of water:pigment (i.e water to pigment). For example, to prepare a color of 20, we would need a mixture of 20:1 = 20 parts of water in Milliliters (20 ml) to one part pigment in milliliters (1 ml). Additional examples of color selection and preparation:
- If we want to prepare an 18, we would need 18 milliliters of water (18 ml) and mix with 1 part pigment (1 ml) 18:1
- If we want to prepare a 12, we would pull 12 milliliters of water (12 ml) and mix with 1 part pigment (1 ml) 12:1
- If we want to prepare a 6, we would pull 6 milliliters of water (6 ml) and mix 1 part pigment (1 ml) 6:1
In order to reduce waste and conserve pigment, you may wish to half the water amount and the pigment amount for each dilution. For example: Pigment #20 can be measured as 20 ml water: 1ml pigment OR 10 ml water: .5ml pigment (we simply halved each amount to maintain the correct ratio).